Don't stress the small stuff
December 2017

The Christmas Season can be filled with hope, joy, and of course, celebration.  It can also be filled with stress!  Our bodies were designed to handle stress with a specific set of physiologic reactions.  We go into "fight-or-flight" mode.  When the perceived threat is gone, systems return to normal.  However, chronic prolonged stress experienced in modern times, tricks the stress-response system into constant action.  Prolonged stress is especially taxing on the adrenal glands and can very harmful to one's health.

The adrenal glands are small triangular glands located on top of the kidneys.  They produce specific hormones (cortisol, aldosterone, and adrenaline) which help your body respond to stressors.  If constantly activated, your adrenal glands become exhausted and can make you more vulnerable to poor sleeping, digestive disruption, and poor concentration.  

Below are the 3 phases of Adrenal exhaustion and potential symptoms.

Phase 1-Alarm:  Some initial sporadic stressors include: work,
   traffic, an argument;  the adrenal glands are working to              respond  to stress
          Symptoms: often no symptoms

Phase 2-Resistance:  Adrenals in overdrive and don't have needed             recovery time.
           Symptoms: fatigue, irritability, sweet or salty food
           cravings, weight gain, low libido,  poor digestion

Phase 3-Exhaustion:   The body has lost the ability to adapt & cope
   Symptoms:  extreme fatigue, malaise, low mood, difficulty       sleeping, memory & cognitive challenges

Once you have identified symptoms related to adrenal exhaustion, how do we fix it?  The most obvious response is to reduce daily stressors.  When we are unable to do so, we must address it through both diet and exercise. If you are reading this, you could win a free 30 minute massage! Please send an e-mail with the subject line "I want to win!" by Dec. 15th to: to be entered into our drawing.  Exercise is the best stress reducing activity.  Even just 30 minutes daily will help to reduce stress levels and reduce symptoms.

Supplementation is necessary once we are in phase 2 or 3.  Drenatrophin and Drenamin (tablet form), adrenal tonic (liquid herbal form) or a combination of supplements is extremely helpful in supporting adrenal recovery. 

Typical doses:
            Drenatrophin PMG - 1 tablet per meal
            Drenamin - 3 tablets per meal
            Adrenal Tonic - 1 tsp/3 times per day

This Months Coupon: 

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This Months Recipe:

Gluten Free Monster Cookies:


1- 16 
oz jar peanut butter
1 C- butter
1 1/2 C- sugar
1 1/2 C- brown sugar
4 eggs
2 ½ tsp- baking soda
1 tsp- vanilla extract
1 tbsp- light corn syrup
6 Cups- oats
1 C- chocolate chips
1 C- M&Ms

Cream butter, peanut butter, sugars.  Add eggs, soda, vanilla and corn syrup, stir together. Add oats and mix well.  Add chocolate
chips and M&Ms and fold in.  I usually add more chips or M&M's so go crazy with it as you like!

Preheat the oven to 350.  I heap a large tablespoon of dough on the cookie sheet for jumbo size.  Bake for 13 minutes, keep baking for longer if they aren't brown around the edges.  I wait until they are well done but look like they could cook a little longer in the center.  Sit for 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before putting them on the cooling rack.  Enjoy and try to eat in more than one sitting :)

Submitted by: Mindy P. ( Thank you Mindy!!)

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In This Issue:
 Young Living Essential Oil of the Month


Stress Away essential oil blend is the first product to contain the unique combination of Lime essential oil and Vanilla extract. The distinct mix of Vanilla and Lime gives Stress Away essential oil blend its unique and pleasant aroma-among other benefits. 

With a perfectly balanced aroma of both tropical and citrus notes, Stress Away essential oil blend is a uniquely relaxing oasis in a fast-paced world.

Stress Away Essential Oil Uses:
  • Diffuse it around your home after a long day for a fresh, soothing aroma.
  • Apply Stress Away oil to your wrists or back of neck while at work or school to enjoy its calming scent.
  • Add a few drops to a cotton ball and place it in the air vent of your car during long drives or during rush-hour traffic to create a calming environment.
  • Send kids to school on test day with Stress Away's soothing aroma.
  • Apply it to your wrists to wear it as a pleasant perfume.
Supplement Of The Month


Adrenal Tonic Phytosynergist contains Ashwagandha, Licorice, Rehmannia and Echinacea. This combination of herbs contains many compounds including triterpenoid saponins (especially glycyrrhizin), other saponins, iridoid glycosides, caffeic acid derivatives, alkylamides and many flavonoids. These herbs work together to:
  • promote healthy adrenal gland function
  • facilitate the body's normal response to occasional stress
  • support and maintain the body as it ages
  • support healthy sleep
  • support healthy immune system response
  • maintain feelings of well-being when experiencing temporary stress
  • help improve mental and/or physical performance after periods of mental and/or physical exertion
  • help to increase energy and improve overall health
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